Well, I finally got new tires. I got some Coopers, here is what I got:
I paid $380 installed w/ 70k mile warranty, road hazard insurance, plus free rotation and balancing every 6k miles.Got them yesterday afternoon, and I was out til late yesterday night and while I was at a friend's house it snowed over 5 inches in just less than 2 hours!It was sub-zero temps so the salt they tried putting on the roads was not working and all the roads were in horrible condition. These tires did an absolutely breath-taking job of getting me right through the snow.I only spun my tires a couple of times the entire way home it was when I was starting off from an intersection where there was some ice. The guy at the tire store promised me that these would be as good as the Continental ContiContactExtremes I insisted upon and so far I have to agree with him. This afternoon they had the roads completely cleared and dry b/c the sun was out and warmed things up a bit (to a whopping 25* <_< ) and was able to try some hard cornering on completely dry pavement and these tires made a night and day difference w/ handling. I would highly recommend these to anybody looking for tires.
I paid $380 installed w/ 70k mile warranty, road hazard insurance, plus free rotation and balancing every 6k miles.